Sword Art UI

This project is experimental.

This project is only experimental and may change drastically between now and when it comes out of experimental status. It may even be disapproved once that happens, worst-case.

Be forewarned before downloading anything from this project.


This AddOn is a UnitFrame AddOn inspired by Sword Art Online (wikia).

It features custom made artwork to make it look as close to the original as possible while being as informative as possible.

This is still work in progress and is intended to grow to a complete UI modification/replacement.

Current features


  • player
  • target
  • targettarget
  • party frames
  • boss frames
  • arena frames
  • supports any valid unitId and player names from anyone in your party/raid


Use /sau or /swordartui to open the configuration window.

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  • Avatar of rbrown6764 rbrown6764 Jul 04, 2014 at 12:37 UTC - 0 likes

    After seeing this UI i am can die happy but i do have some concerns, i am reading through the comments the first issue i had was the target of target which was addressed there now, But my next big problem is there are no BUFF or DEBUFF windows.

    Now im a warrior tank so its vital i can see my focus and targets buffs and debuffs so i know when to taunt and move from certain abilities and you know the rest sure.

    Is there a command already implemented to bring up these buff bars? or do you have a Contents table anywhere with a list of existing commands and names like "targettarget" which we can use to bring up any parts of the UI missing which we need?

    I was attempting to use the Addon "MoveAnything" to try and fix this problem but quickly discovered although i can move the exisiting Buff and Debuff bars with the addon when i hide the original frame so i can use the SAO frame, it also hides the buffs and debuffs cause the two cannot be completely seperated from each other.

    So untill a replay comes im going to keep messing around with different options, I considering using the KONG UI hider now as mentioned in the comments below so i can keep all the original blizzard frames open but the hide the artwork and keep the bars.... however i havent tryed this yet so it doesnt work this little section will probably get deleted :D

    I think my biggest concern overall is to make this UI work to a point where it can be used for Tanking i am going to need several other addon extenions which will begin to general alot data usage. Which is not a problem as ive just built a new PC but for others who wish to use this it may be something to address. Also as a main spec healer i cannot see how this UI can be used effectively in a Raid situation, especially 25man +

    If you where going to consider implementing an Raid Frame for this UI may i suggest taking on the different perspective of roles in the raid, best one for the healers i think would be the Malarok right in Siege of Orgrimmar as it uses a changeable Shield Buff icon as well monitoring player Health.

    Configuring UI's are fun <3

    Last edited Jul 04, 2014 by rbrown6764
  • Avatar of Melodyst Melodyst May 20, 2014 at 05:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible if you can add chi from monks?

  • Avatar of humfras humfras Feb 22, 2014 at 19:06 UTC - 1 like

    @Solomore: Go

    1) I'm currently experimenting with Grid2 and made some significant changes/additions to it.

    2) Maybe a TidyPlates theme of some sort...

    3) Hard one. You can't change the way WoW works. Since people's preferences differ a lot, there might/will be some sort of ActionBar modification.

    4) The menu feature is quite advanced by now, it just not finished and released. But a lot of work went into this.

    5) Planned but not yet implemented.

    6) A visual effect for dispellable debuffs is in development.

    7) Haven't thought about something like that at all yet. Maybe, but definitely at the bottom of the ToDo list.

  • Avatar of Solomore Solomore Feb 18, 2014 at 05:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I like how the frames look so far. I have been a fan of SAO since the english subbed version was first aired on crunchyroll, and i have played WoW for nearly 6 years now. Id like to leave some concerns comments and suggestions;

    - Though not completely true to the anime/novel, will there be a "Micro" version of the party frams for 10/25/40m Raids? If this isnt planned will this be supported via another addon like grid?

    - Will there be plates similar to tidy plates over nearby enemies with a similar look to the anime frame design?

    - How will you make the action bars, while not at all present in the anime due to sword skills being done by movement, be implemented to "feel" like it belongs with everything else?

    - It would be neat to have the micro-menu replaced with SAO's in-game menu's design.

    - Remember the little icons appearing near player's frames for guild and indicator? Would it be possible for there to be a feature to add a pvp "flag" similar to the green/orange/red crystals like this and maybe some sort of guild icon?

    - Be neat to have an Icon appear when your Diseased/Poisoned/Stunned (Paralyze Icon perhaps?) Similar to the paralyze potion's Icon from when kirito was paralyzed by Kuradeel

    - Possibilty of replacing [you recieve loot] from Flex and LFR bosses to appear like item drops from SAO?

    All i can think of for now, if i think of anymore ill share asap ^_^ Great job so far

  • Avatar of shadowmanv2 shadowmanv2 Feb 11, 2014 at 06:58 UTC - 0 likes

    how do i download this?

  • Avatar of humfras humfras Feb 03, 2014 at 22:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pyrozaekus: Go Thanks for the kind suggestions. Please keep in mind that Leilameda and I are currently writing exams.

    • spec/class icon: This isn't finished yet and some textures need to be (re)done
    • (de)buffs: buff tracking will be done via profile-integration in Raven or a similar aura AddOn because these already are very advanced and we don't want to reinvent the wheel.
    • support: The easiest way to support us is to leave a nice comment. Which you just did quite successfully :)
  • Avatar of Pyrozaekus Pyrozaekus Feb 01, 2014 at 02:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Heya! Love the addon! The only thing I would like to suggest ( unless somone else can find a similar addon ) Is getting specs in that empty square (dps / heals / tanks) Or an elite/ boss notification. And a buff modifier. If there is anything I could try to do in order to help you guys out let me know!

  • Avatar of Leilameda Leilameda Jan 23, 2014 at 23:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @PyraniusMaximus: Go You coud try Kong Automatic UI Hider to hide blizzards frames untill Sword Art UI will fix this. http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/kong/

  • Avatar of humfras humfras Jan 23, 2014 at 22:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @PyraniusMaximus: Go

    Will be addressed in one of the next releases.

  • Avatar of PyraniusMaximus PyraniusMaximus Jan 15, 2014 at 16:31 UTC - 0 likes

    how do i get this to work properly i put it in my addons folder and it shows up but i still see the old ui aswell . it shows all that i want it to show char lvl bar etc, same old interface i like but my old char ui box on top left is still there and aswell as when i target someone how do i get rid of these?


Date created
Dec 09, 2013
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